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Sassafras Tree
Sassafras albidum

Location: 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont
Park: Ardenwood Historical Park
District: Newark
Native to: N. America
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Broadleaf deciduous tree native to eastern Canada and eastern US (from Maine to Texas. Variable leaves--oval, ovate and sometimes lobed--on the same tree. Low growing and delicate branching in tiers. An attractive ornamental with aromatic leaves with good Fall color. Member of the laurel family.

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